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On April 22nd, we spoke with:

  • Jeff Hill of Rapid Growth Media and Andy Johnston of GR Chamber of Commerce
  • Erin Wilson from Until Love Is Equal

Jeff Hill of Rapid Growth Media and Andy Johnston of GR Chamber of Commerce

Jeff Hill of Rapid Growth Media and Andy Johnston of the Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce chat with me about the bus trips they've been taking community members on to Detroit, we talk about how the ball got rolling on these trips, they walk me through some of the sites they visited, what Grand Rapids and Detroit learn from each other and what's been implemented, what needs to happen to move beyond the East Side vs. West Side rhetoric, the trips Detroit community members have taken to Grand Rapids, how Grand Rapids and Detroit businesses can better work together, and the upcoming "Detroit: Then/Now/Next" exhibit at the GRAM.

Rapid Growth Media http:// www.rapidgrowthmedia.com/

Grand Rapids Chamber of Commerce http:// www.grandrapids.org/home

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Erin Wilson from Until Love Is Equal

Erin Wilson also joins me to chat about Until Love Is Equal, their mission, their upcoming "To Holland, With Love" event at Rosa Parks Circle on Friday, May 4 and what they have planned for Pride Worldwide on June 1.

Until Love is Equal http://untilloveisequal.com/

To Holland, With Love http://www.facebook.com/events/334248739965346/

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I'm really looking forward to introducing you to folks around West Michigan every week who are helping to positively shape our area with their music, their art, their bold business ideas, and the causes they're passionate about!

~Paul Jendrasiak

Tom and Jake Scheidel also join me to chat about the 8th annual Jake's Music Festival to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. We talk about the eclectic group of musicians that will be performing, about some of the important things people should understand about Juvenile Diabetes, and those who help make Jake's Music Festival possible.

You can learn more about Jake's Music Festival at:
http://www.facebook.com/events/389835501045644/